Saturday, December 15, 2018 (Anchorage) – Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is stepping down from office.
“I met with Secretary Zinke just this week and was deeply impressed with his grasp and understanding of Alaska and its people,” said Governor Dunleavy. “Consider for a moment what he accomplished in less than two years. A road to King Cove that can prevent the needless loss of lives, our country’s reemergence as the world’s leading producer of energy, opening ANWR to safe exploration and forging a new relationship between western states and the interior department based on mutual trust and respect. I want to express my deepest gratitude to Secretary Zinke for all he has done for Alaska.”
Governor Dunleavy wishes Mr. Zinke and his family well and looks forward to continuing Alaska’s productive working relationship with next interior secretary.